Preposterously fast and heartbreakingly gorgeous, the 2020 Nissan GT-R is redefining what it is to be a supercar.
What’s new for the 2020 Nissan GT-R?
For 2020, this Nissan supercar offers more in speed and style than ever before. Now you can add the newly available carbon-fiber roof and carbon-ceramic brakes to improve both speed and performance. Also, the 2020 version of the engine has been re-tuned to improve low-end response.
Last year’s entry-level model, Pure, has been cut from the lineup, leaving three trim levels: Premium, Track Edition, and Nismo. If you choose the Premium, you can add the new 50th Anniversary package. Available in limited numbers, this package features exclusive two-tone exterior paint and interior trim designs.
Why is the Nissan GT-R so fast? Why is the GT-R called Godzilla?
This supercar was designed for thrilling speed, which it delivers via a lightweight, aerodynamic design, modern performance gear, and a supercar powertrain.
Under the hood, the GT-R’s twin-turbocharged V6 supplies explosive acceleration. In the entry-level Premium model, this V6 makes 355 horsepower and 467 pound-feet of torque. In the Track Edition and Nismo trims, the V6 spits out 600 horses and 481 pound-feet of torque, increasing your racing capabilities.
To underscore its speedy performance, the GT-R comes standard with electronically controlled Bilstein shock absorbers, Brembo brakes, and 20-inch forced wheels. Step up to the midgrade Track Edition trim for a sportier, Nismo-tuned suspension and wider front fenders to support 20-inch Rays wheels. The Track Edition’s carbon-fiber roof reduces weight for greater speed. On the top-trim Nismo, performance is at an all-time high, thanks to extra carbon-fiber bodywork, carbon-ceramic brakes, and Dunlop tires – all of which reduce weight and take performance to a new level.
By now, you can probably guess how this supercar earned its nickname. Like Godzilla, the GT-R is a Japanese monster. And – just like Godzilla – the GT-R is fully capable of smashing competitors on the racetrack.
Is the 2020 Nissan GT-R reliable?
The GT-R wasn’t merely built for speed – it’s also meant to last. Nissan backs up its rep for reliability with impressive warranty coverage and driver protection programs. For example, should anything go wrong in the first 36 months or 36,000 miles – whichever comes first – you’ll enjoy complimentary roadside assistance. And your GT-R powertrain coverage lasts even longer, five years or 60,000 miles.
How much is the 2020 Nissan GT-R?
Price ranges a bit from the entry-level GT-R to the top-trim Nismo. Starting MSRP is $113,540 – which is an excellent price tag for a modern supercar. As you climb the trim levels, price goes up along with you, with the GT-R MSRP range topping off at $210,740. But believe us when we tell you that the GT-R gives you what you pay for – especially in terms of speed and style.